comScore

Best of

the Twin Cities

Best Road

Pierce Butler Route

The Twin Cities has something of a problem. Since 2010, the metro’s population has grown by roughly 200,000 people. But our roadways aren’t growing in accommodation—especially in St. Paul, which was designed for an era uninterested in the swift movement of rush hour traffic. Presenting the Pierce Butler Route, a gateway heading east into central St. Paul, a stress-free alternative to the mash of steel backed up on University Avenue and I-94. You can catch it at the end of Prior Avenue North, just east of the University of Minnesota. From there it carries you all the way to Dale Street. Its path through the city’s industrial district means it’s not widely known to outsiders. And that means traffic is always moving, never too heavy. It also means that you, dear resident of the Venice of the North, can spend your commute in relative bliss, rather than cursing and honking at your fellow man. 

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